Victoria Beckham “Wannabe” not on a scale for a live TV audience in the late 1990s.
But alas, the Spice Girls member, 48, was forced to weigh herself on British chat show “TFI Friday” in May 1999 – just two months after she welcomed her son Brooklyn.
Posh Spice recalled the embarrassing event during an interview with Vogue Australia.
“I went to a TV show with Chris Evans many years ago and I’d just had Brooklyn and then lost a lot of weight,” the designer said of the humiliating incident. “It happened to my mother after her pregnancies. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he made me step on the scales to be weighed.”
“Can you imagine that these days?” added Beckham.
In the clip, Evans, 56, asked the English superstar about her new baby and her husband, footballer David Beckham. “A lot of girls want to know, because you look fantastic again, how did you get back in shape after birth?” asked Evans.
Beckham revealed at the time that she didn’t exercise that much because she was “lazy”.
The radio host then asked if her weight was “back to normal”. The fashion icon noted that her weight was fine and Evans pulled a scale from under his desk.
He begged her to deal with it and begged her, “Can I have a look, do you mind?”
Beckham, who called the stunt “terrible,” sheepishly stepped on the scales and Evans revealed the song to his audience. “Eight stones [112 lbs.] not bad at all, right?” he said at the time.
Beckham also discussed the names people have called her over the course of her career in her interview with the Australian publication.
“I’ve had ‘Porky Posh’, I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh’. After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture that pointed to every part of my body where I needed to focus on losing weight,” she shared.
The mother of four also told Grazia earlier this year that the idea of being too thin is “old-fashioned.”
Beckham – who loves eating “whole wheat toast with salt on it” – is told that women these days “want to look healthy and shapely. They want some tits – and a bum.”
When asked about her own petite physique, she replied, “It’s not about a certain size. It’s about knowing who you are and being happy with who you are. I’ve found my own balance of wanting to have fun.” being disciplined in eating healthy and exercising. When you’re younger you fight against that balance, but being older has gotten to a point where I know what that balance looks like. I just know what works for me.”